Blue Moon Retreat, Los Brazos
Dominican Republic 809 757 0614
Concierge.com's insider take:
The car ride to Blue Moon Retreat is worth a trip in itself for a rare glimpse into a lush Dominican interior overlooked by the tourism boom. The hilltop farm's location is perfect not only for its views of the Atlantic but because the surrounding microclimate supports the cultivation of most of the ingredients on the Indian fusion menu: yucca for the pakoras, spices for the chicken tandoori, and fruit for chutneys. Even the cocktails are muddled from plants grown on-site, such as orange, lime, passion fruit, and mango. Because space is limited (call far in advance), each night at Blue Moon feels like a word-of-mouth party, with small groups mingling on pillows and taking impromptu dips in the pool when the mood strikes.—Aaron Barker
Hours vary; call or e-mail in advance.